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Romanians will be Deported following Today's Sentencing for ATM Skimming Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 31, 2014

PITTSBURGH - Two Romanians residing in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, have been sentenced in federal court to time-served on their conviction of conspiracy, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Mark Hornak imposed the sentence on Florin Popescu, 31, and Ion Carligeriu, 30, both Romanian Nationals, who have been in custody since approximately Oct. 15, 2013, following their arrest. Both defendants will be immediately deported to Romania by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Operations.

According to the information presented to the court, the defendants conspired to produce ATM skimming equipment which they installed on APC kiosks at Postal Centers on McKnight Road and in Squirrel Hill, which were designed to steal customers’ bank account information.

Assistant United States Attorney Gregory C. Melucci prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Secret Service and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of these defendants.

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